The Girls Empowered by Math and Science (G.E.M.S.) from Alton Middle School made a field trip to the Fuller Dome again this year. The G.E.M.S. were brought to the dome, by their sponsor from Alton Middle School, Ms. O'Connor. They stayed for a talk from Benjamin Lowder on the history of the dome and it's connection to the geodesic dome's patent holder and biggest proponent Buckminster Fuller. The dome is used as a real-world example to inspire the girls to see the power that math and science have for discovering engineering solutions that can bring social and environmental equity.